doping

noun

Definition of doping

:the use of a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or erythropoietin) or technique (such as blood doping) to illegally improve athletic performance

Examples of doping in a Sentence

  1. increased efforts to detect doping at the Olympic Games

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First Known Use of doping

1900


DOPING Defined for English Language Learners

doping

noun

Definition of doping for English Language Learners

  • : the illegal use of a drug (such as a steroid) to improve an athlete's performance


Medical Dictionary

doping

noun dop·ing \ ˈdō-piŋ \

medical Definition of doping

:the use of a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or erythropoietin) or technique (such as blood doping) to improve athletic performance and that is typically banned in competitive sports
  • … nearly two dozen athletes … have been banned from the Olympics in the last two weeks for doping violations.
  • —Philip HershThe Chicago Tribune8 Aug. 2008


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